Blossom vs. Flourish

Blossom vs. Flourish — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Blossom and Flourish

Blossomnoun

A flower or cluster of flowers.

Flourishverb

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

The crops flourished in the rich soil.

Blossomnoun

The condition or time of flowering

peach trees in blossom.

Flourishverb

To do or fare well; prosper

"No village on the railroad failed to flourish" (John Kenneth Galbraith).

Blossomnoun

A condition or period of maximum development. ]

Flourishverb

To be in a period of highest productivity, excellence, or influence

a poet who flourished in the tenth century.

Blossomnoun

A flower, especially one indicating that a fruit tree is fruiting; (collectively) a mass of such flowers.

The blossom has come early this year.

Flourishverb

To make bold, sweeping movements

The banner flourished in the wind.

Blossomnoun

The state or season of producing such flowers.

The orchard is in blossom.

Flourishverb

To wield, wave, or exhibit dramatically.

Blossomnoun

(figurative) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.

Flourishnoun

A dramatic or stylish movement, as of waving or brandishing

"A few ... musicians embellish their performance with a flourish of the fingers" (Frederick D. Bennett).

Blossomnoun

The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.

Flourishnoun

An embellishment or ornamentation

a signature with a distinctive flourish.

Blossomverb

(intransitive) To have, or open into, blossoms; to bloom.

Flourishnoun

An ostentatious act or gesture

a flourish of generosity.

Blossomverb

(intransitive) To begin to thrive or flourish.

Flourishnoun

(Music) A showy or ceremonious passage, such as a fanfare.

Blossomnoun

reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

Flourishverb

(intransitive) To thrive or grow well.

The barley flourished in the warm weather.

Blossomnoun

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Flourishverb

(intransitive) To prosper or fare well.

The town flourished with the coming of the railway.The cooperation flourished as the customers rushed in the business.

Blossomverb

produce or yield flowers;

The cherry tree bloomed

Flourishverb

(intransitive) To be in a period of greatest influence.

His writing flourished before the war.

Blossomverb

develop or come to a promising stage;

Youth blossomed into maturity

Flourishverb

(transitive) To develop; to make thrive; to expand.

Flourishverb

(transitive) To make bold, sweeping movements with.

They flourished the banner as they stormed the palace.

Flourishverb

(intransitive) To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.

Flourishverb

(intransitive) To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions.

Flourishverb

(intransitive) To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.

Flourishverb

(transitive) To adorn with beautiful figures or rhetoric; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.

Flourishverb

(intransitive) To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.

Flourishverb

To boast; to vaunt; to brag.

Flourishnoun

A dramatic gesture such as the waving of a flag.

With many flourishes of the captured banner, they marched down the avenue.

Flourishnoun

An ornamentation.

His signature ended with a flourish.

Flourishnoun

(music) A ceremonious passage such as a fanfare.

The trumpets blew a flourish as they entered the church.

Flourishnoun

(architecture) A decorative embellishment on a building.

Flourishnoun

a showy gesture;

she entered with a great flourish

Flourishnoun

an ornamental embellishment in writing

Flourishnoun

a display of ornamental speech or language

Flourishnoun

the act of waving

Flourishnoun

(music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments;

he entered to a flourish of trumpetsher arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare

Flourishverb

grow stronger;

The economy was booming

Flourishverb

gain in wealth

Flourishverb

move or swing back and forth;

She waved her gun